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Laurel Cottage - Robin Hoods Bay

Robin Hoods Bay, North Yorkshire
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Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing on site / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A traditional stone cottage with original features and a cosy wood burner
  • Historic charm blends with modern conveniences including underfloor heating and a handy utility room
  • Children will love their own dedicated ‘Smugglers Cove’ den
Property code: 89568

Escape with your loved ones to this thoughtfully renovated cottage situated in the heart of Robin Hood's Bay. With its narrow, cobbled streets and quaint cottages, it is one of the most picturesque villages on the English coastline. Situated between Scarborough and Whitby, this charming old fishing village is found nestling at the edge of a wide sweeping bay backed by spectacular cliffs and dramatic moorland scenery. Stunning views over the magnificent cliffs can be enjoyed, with rock pooling and paddling on the beach, as well as superb walking, with the Cleveland Way and Coast to Coast long-distance walks crossing here. The village has everything you need in the way of amenities, with charming alleyways to explore and plenty of places to rest, relax and take refreshments. A perfect base for enjoying the Yorkshire coast.

This 17th-century traditional stone-fronted cottage has undergone renovation and extensive modernisation. As you step inside you are greeted with lots of charm and original features such as Yorkshire sash windows, beamed ceilings, and fireplaces, with modern conveniences such as underfloor heating. Sip a glass of wine listening to your favourite music, then get the wood burner going and spend the evening snuggled up with one another, perhaps with your dog at your feet, as you catch up on your box sets or stream a movie through the Smart TV.

The children will get into the pirate spirit within their dedicated 'Smugglers Cove' den, cleverly designed at the rear of the cottage. You’ll also discover a good selection of board games, books and DVDs to keep everyone entertained on wild, wet days.

Enjoy quality time as you cook together in the country-style kitchen to create a mouth-watering meal. You’ll have an induction hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and a microwave to put to good use, especially when you consider what goodies are in store within the local produce shops and artisan bakeries. The friendly owners have even included a welcome pack to help you settle in. Canine friends have been thought of too, as they also have their very own welcome pack to enjoy. Completing the ground floor is a utility room where you can wash your wet and muddy clothes, and a ground floor WC.

Venture up the steep, winding, wooden stairs when sleep calls; there are two bedrooms on the first floor - a double with its own en-suite shower room and a bunk bedroom. As you wake the next morning, wander through to the bathroom, place your towel on the heated rail and enjoy a rejuvenating shower. Climb the traditional winding staircase to the top floor where you will find another double bedroom; all bedrooms offer plenty of furniture to store your belongings.

Take your morning coffee outside to the front of the cottage and have a seat on the bench whilst watching the world go by. The shops and pubs are a stone’s throw away for the nights you would like to take a break from cooking. Who needs to worry about washing up when you can tuck into traditional fish and chips wrapped in newspaper on the seafront?

  • 3 bedrooms - 2 doubles and 1 bunk room
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC, 1 en-suite shower room with WC, and separate ground-floor WC
  • Induction hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine and microwave
  • Utility room with washing machine, drying rack and WC
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs supplied) NO COAL IS TO BE USED
  • Smart TV and DVD player in the lounge
  • A selection of board games, books, and DVDs
  • Welcome pack for guests and dogs
  • Bench to the front of the property
  • Towels are to stay in the property, please bring your own beach towels
  • Parking - there is no parking at the cottage. Parking is available at the top of the hill in the council car parks (charges apply). Parking tickets for 2 or more days are available from the Post Office. Bank Top Car park is free to use from November to the end of February (subject to availability)
  • Shops and pubs within 10 metres
  • Please note: There are steep, winding traditional cottage stairs in this property the stairs to the top floor has a bannister and rope to assist.
  • Please note: There is a step in to the hallway, 2 steps to utility area and the stairs/landing is split
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £250 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £30. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Robin Hood's Bay is one of the most popular coastal locations in Yorkshire or the UK for that matter. Once home to the busiest smuggling trade on the Yorkshire coast, said to involve fisherman, clergy and gentry alike, today the village has adopted a much more sedate pace of life. The village is a maze of cobbled streets and higgledy-piggledy houses which seem to tumble down towards the sea. Walkers can delight in the fact that Wainwright's famous Coast to Coast walk starts (or finishes, depending which way you look at it) in the village. And the bay itself is just one of the many charming locations on the coast.

For dinner, head down to one of the romantic bistros or nautically themed inns where you can soak up the atmosphere with a candlelit dinner over a bottle of wine or two. If you want to dine in, take advantage of the well-stocked local stores, including an excellent fishmonger selling the freshest locally caught crab. Traditional sweet shops stock all your old favourites and there are several little boutiques selling all manner of delightful things.

As hard as it will be to drag yourself away from Robin Hood’s Bay, you really ought to explore the rest of the coast. Much like its Cornish counterpart, the Yorkshire coastline is a heady mix of rugged cliff tops, peaceful bays and pretty fishing villages. With long sandy beaches and all the traditional seaside trimmings of yesteryear, this is the ultimate bucket-and-spade territory. That's not to say it's stuck in the past; in fact, the coast's villages and towns combine the traditional with the contemporary effortlessly, with trinket shops and tearooms sitting alongside upmarket champagne and oyster bars.

This region is best known for the gorgeously Gothic town of Whitby (5.5 miles). Playing host throughout history to Romans, Saxons, Celts and Danes amongst others, the town's rich heritage is immediately obvious. Straddling the River Esk and dominated by the 13th-century ruins of St Hilda's Abbey on the East Cliff, Whitby's crooked cobbled streets and picturesque harbour have been a magnet for artists and tourists alike for centuries. Providing the backdrop for some of Lewis Carroll's work, it was also famously the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula. For a real sense of the town's atmospheric ambience, climb the 199 abbey steps at dusk and wander around St. Mary's churchyard on the headland. You can further indulge a desire for the macabre on one of the regular ghost walks from Whale Bone Arch on West Cliff.

Although you could happily spend the weekend mooching about the independent shops, bars and cafes along Whitby's bustling medieval streets, it's well worth striking out to sample some of the other less-known coastal villages nearby. Sandsend, Staithes and Runswick Bay are all within 15.5 miles, and each has its own unique charm. Ravenscar (11 miles) is also a great spot to go seal-watching as they bask in the sunlight around the headland.

Melanie Meadows

This property is personally managed by Melanie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Tracy 11th May 2024

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The cottage was beautifully decorated and very well equipped. I did find the stairs very steep so I was glad of the downstairs bathroom during the day! It was extremely well maintained and really did feel like a home from home with lots of thoughtful touches.

Reviewed by Ingrid 11th February 2024

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A fabulously located cottage, equipped with everything we needed as a family with 3 young children. The cottage was warm and welcoming and the surrounding area and beach ensured the kids were well worn out every day so we could have some peaceful nights. We would most definitely recommend and return.

Reviewed by Patrick 2nd February 2024

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Lovely cottage in the perfect location!

Reviewed by Michael 29th December 2023

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Not sure I should be writing such a glowing review, will make it difficult to book this lovely cottage again, Location great right next to our favourite pub, very spacious, well designed property, lots of space for the 5of us to enjoy our own space if required, main things, had all the amenities, you could require, locations great easy to unload anRead mored park the park close especially with my 89 year old mum, and very importantly the beds were comfortable, Hide

Reviewed by Alison 22nd December 2023

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Reviewed by Kevin 12th December 2023

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A superbly appointed cottage which oozes character. Yes the stairs are steep, particularly up to the top bedroom but this should not deter you. I'm glad I visited street view on Google Maps so I could perfectly locate the property but the instructions provided were excellent. We were delighted to find that the living room had been beautifully decorRead moreated for Christmas and that really was a lovely touch. We enjoyed many cosy evenings in front of the log fire. Definitely visit again. Thank You Hide

Reviewed by Judith 1st December 2023

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Lovely restored cottage. One of the best we have stayed in in the bay.

Reviewed by John 27th October 2023

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Lovely cosy cottage in fantastic location in Robin Hood's Bay. Try to arrange parking at nearby Fisherhead car park. Heed the note about the stairs!

Reviewed by Patrick 14th September 2023

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Lovely cottage, which had been very tastefully renovated. The cottage is next door to the Laurel Inn, which serves the most wonderful Theakstons 'Old Peculiar' - I was in heaven.

Reviewed by Margaret 11th August 2023

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Tastefully renovated cottage, in a beautiful location. Very clean and welcoming. The welcome pack was much appreciated as were the dog treats etc. Very close to the shops, pubs etc. and of course the beautiful beach.

Reviewed by Jane 28th July 2023

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Absolutely fabulous cottage, great location, comfortable beds, amazing shower in the ensuite, very well equipped, the kids loved all the little extras, would definitely return

Reviewed by Kim 10th July 2023

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Really well equipped cottage in a very beautiful and picturesque place. Was lovely to arrive to a very clean place and a welcome pack of a few essentials was very much appreciated

Reviewed by Shaun 6th July 2023

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Fantastic accommodation which is decorated and furnished to a high standard. With all dog friendly accommodation you are never sure what to expect however we were not disappointed. The welcome pack was absolutely appreciated and the milk, eggs and bread although unexpected were very much appreciated on our arrival. The accommodation takes the descrRead moreiption of dog friendly to another level and our companion didnt miss out out on their treats despite the fact we forget to pack those little extras. Hide

Reviewed by Terry 15th June 2023

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Lovely cottage. Make sure to pack lightly as not easy to lug luggage up to the nearest car park. Dont stay in the top bedroom if you have vertigo. Everything needed for a nice weekend including a dishwasher. Plenty of books, games, beach toys etc on hand to borrow. Steep stairs could be an issue for the elderly or small children.

Reviewed by David 19th May 2023

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Laurel Cottage is a credit to it's owners. They have updated the cottage to cater for all families without losing any of it's character. Robin Hoods Bay fantastic as always and it was lovely to see peple walking by Laurel Cottage wishing that they were staying there , as we have done many times. We will definitely return. Big thank you to Becky.

Reviewed by Donna 10th March 2023

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Such a beautiful & clean refurbished cottage! We had a lovely week with our dogs who were spoiled with bowls & treats available for them. Very close to the shops, pubs & restaurants so you dont need to struggle up the steepest part of the hill if you dont want to. Very comfortable with everything you could need for your stay.

Reviewed by Susan 17th February 2023

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Beautiful cottage in a lovely location we will definitely be booking again .

Reviewed by Sarah 10th February 2023

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Absolutely beautiful cottage, we have stayed in many in the bay over the years and this has to be one of the best!

Reviewed by Charlotte 22nd December 2022

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A wonderful cottage, refurbished to a high standard. We will be back!

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